Humble Launches New “Forbidden” Books Bundle in Honor of Banned Books Week to Benefit CBLDF!


Humble Bundle is proud to announce the Humble Book Bundle: Forbidden Books supporting Banned Books Week. This limited digital promotion is offered in support of Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a member of the Banned Books Week Coalition. The bundle includes banned, challenged, or just plain controversial comics and books from publishers Last Gasp, Fantagraphics, Image, Top Cow, and No Starch Press.

Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will run from September 25 – October 1, 2016, and will be observed in thousands of libraries, schools, bookstores and other community settings across the nation and the world. This year’s Banned Books Week will celebrate literature written by diverse writers that has been banned or challenged, as well as explore why diverse books are being disproportionately singled out in the first place.

“Banned Books Week is an excellent opportunity for communities to affirm the value of free expression,” says Charles Brownstein, CBLDF Executive Director and chair of the Banned Books Week Coalition. “The Forbidden Books Bundle collects some of the edgiest and influential voices in alternative books and comics. We’re thrilled that these controversial stories and essential histories will have a chance to be heard by so many new readers as the nation comes together to support the freedom to read.”

The comics and books in this bundle usually cost over $338 total. At Humble Bundle, though, customers choose their price of just $1 or more! As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the publishers and charity.

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The Humble Book Bundle: Forbidden Books supporting Banned Books Week will run from September 21 – October 5 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

What’s included in the bundle:

Customers can pay $1 or more for CBLDF Presents: Liberty Annual 2008-2012, Bread & Wine: An Erotic Tale of New York, The Pirates and the Mouse: Disney’s War Against the Underground, Boy’s Club, Barefoot Gen Vol 1: A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima, Steal This Computer Book: What They Won’t Tell You About the Internet, and SHE: The Big Bitch Anthology.

Customers who pay $8 or more will also get Saga Vol. 1, CBLDF Presents: Liberty Annual 2015, Megahex, Angry Youth Comix, Gag On This: The Scrofulous Cartoons of Charles Rodrigues, and Sunstone Vol 1.

Customers can pay $15 or more for all of that plus The Big Book of Bode Tattoos, The Eternaut, Zap #16, Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created Mad and Revolutionized Humor in America, Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution, and The Love Bunglers.

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics! Our work protects readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, and educators who face the threat of censorship. We monitor legislation and challenge laws that would limit the First Amendment. We create resources that promote understanding of comics and the rights our community is guaranteed. Every day we publish news and information about censorship events as they happen. We are partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project and Banned Books Week. Our expert legal team is available at a moment’s notice to respond to First Amendment emergencies. CBLDF is a lean organization that works hard to protect the rights that our community depends on. Please support our important work!

About Humble Bundle
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